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Thursday, March 03, 2005

Power for Which Purpose

Chrenkoff has a number of questions for those whose dream is to create a European Super Power to rival the USA. The most pertinent in my mind is this one.
What exactly does the EU intends to do as a military superpower? We might finally find out whether the EU's tendency, when faced with conflict, to prevaricate (the Balkans) or obstruct (Iraq) is now a deeply ingrained part of "Europeanness" or whether it is merely a function of the EU's current military weakness.
My feeling is that massive European firepower would be like an infirm octogenarian Billionaire married to a twenty-something beauty. It looks good, everyone would like to have something similar, but deep down you know that it will never be fully utilised.

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